Elon Musk revealed some details regarding the refreshing Tesla’s Autopilot. This controversial system made a lot of discussions after the tragic incidents on the roads in the USA. Now, Tesla’s founder tweeted that the system’s ‘vision neural net’ was now ‘working well’, but needed much more testing on the road.
Elon Musk reported on the new features and improvements on the Tesla’s autopilot system, which has had a few bad trips over the past year. This Wednesday, Mr Musk wrote on Twitter that autopiloting system’s ‘vision neural net’ already is working well,’ but tests on the road still needed.
Musk told as well about the concept of ‘neural networks,’ or computer systems set up to act like the human brain. According to Tesla’s founder, a form of “neural lace,” in which artificial systems are combined with the human brain to enhance its power, could be the way that humanity stays in control of artificial intelligence.
Here’s how Tesla’s website describes the neural net: To make sense of all of this data, a new onboard computer with over 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software.
The “wide range of environments” part is the key here — each of Autopilot’s guidance systems has advantages and disadvantages — radar is good at picking up objects through things like clouds that would block cameras, but the cameras are best at tracking other hazards.
“The vision neural net brings together cameras, radar, and other sensors in an artificial brain that helps Autopilot see,”